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MYSTICAL TIBET with Bob Brown, Camerata and Tenzin Choegyal

Mystical Tibet Concert/Talk with Bob Brown, Camerata and Tenzin Choegyal

7.30pm  Friday 26th April (Visy Theatre)

An evening of inspiring conversation with Paul Barclay and Dr. Bob Brown, followed by a concert featuring Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and Tenzin Choegyal. Introduction to “Present Tibet” by Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
Dr. Bob Brown, former leader of the Australian Greens, is a poet, author, medical doctor, environmental activist and the first openly gay member of the Australian Parliament. Bob has also been a steadfast supporter for the Tibetan cause throughout his political career. After visiting Tibet in 1997 Bob was controversially barred from an address by the Chinese President to Australia’s Federal parliament. He will be joined on stage by Paul Barclay, a Walkley Award winning journalist, writer and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Together they will explore matters close to Bob’s heart, including the future of Tibet.
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and renowned Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal have been collaborating for more than a decade. They will perform sublime interpretations of Tenzin’s original compositions in a truly elegant and groundbreaking fusion of traditions.
“It’s a completely new genre of music, what we might call Tibetan Folk Chamber Music. And as far as we can tell Tenzin is the first Tibetan musician to write and perform with a Western classical group.” ABC RN
Join us for a fabulous night of discussion and song that is not to be missed.

1000 STORIES – Karma Phuntsok and Tenzin Choegyal with Tibet2Timbuk2

1000 STORIES – Karma Phuntsok and Tenzin Choegyal with Tibet2Timbuk2
7.30pm Saturday 27th April (Powerhouse Theatre) 

Profound and moving, the 1000 Stories performance art event features real-time painting by acclaimed Tibetan artist, Karma Phuntsok – the living treasure of Tibetan contemporary arts.

The painting is accompanied by a collaborative score coordinated by Festival of Tibet Director Tenzin Choegyal and featuring some of Brisbane’s finest musicians and members of the acclaimed Tibet2Timbuk2 – Marcello Milani, Shen Flindell, Richard Grantham and Tenzin Yeshi.

Lucid poetry combined with sublime music and a mesmerising unfolding live visual art experience provides a window into the moments of mind’s release from the body and the experiences of ‘the between’.

An image speaks a thousand words, while beautiful music can take you on a journey of encyclopedic proportion! Come along to 1000 Stories to also see Tibet2Timbuk2 launch their long awaited new album and be the first to hear this highly anticipated new repertoire.